Oslo, Norway – Europe’s Eco-capital

Oslo: Net Zero Future | Oslo, Norway has fleets of green mass public transit - trams, electric buses, and ferries - that are powered by electricity from a municipal grid fed by mostly renewable power...Oslo not only sources electricity for public mass transit from renewable energy when possible but uses RE sources to provide electricity for every other sector of the city’s economy as well. [click thumbnail to read more...]

The Global Fight Against Climate Change; NDCs and Net Zero Targets Worldwide

Nationally Determined Contributions |  As part of the ongoing global battle against climate change, almost 200 countries have set greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reductions targets, or nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They're fairly self-explanatory; by a specified year, a nation aims to reduce its carbon emissions by a certain amount (compared to a previous, specific year).  […]

Regenerative Agriculture

sustainable agriculture The United Nations (UN) has advised that a global shift towards plant-based food will counteract the worst effects of climate change. Is going vegan really going to help in global climate action, and help the world meet net zero emissions targets? Well, actually...the UN says that land-use practices that favor plant growth vs. a focus […]

Clean Hydrogen Power

Hydrogen and the Clean Energy Transition |  Hydrogen is one of the most promising emerging energy technologies to fill the rising global demand for clean low carbon and emission-free energy sources. The recent global societal shift towards environmental sustainability, and the global imperative for climate action, have significantly altered energy consumption patterns. Clean and renewable […]

Nuclear – necessary energy

nuclear plant Both nuclear and renewable energy are needed in the global energy mix to help fight climate change.  In order to cut down on the share of fossil fuels in the world energy mix, nuclear is necessary. A total of WELL OVER 40% of the world's energy mix for renewable and nuclear energies combined is needed […]

COP21 – good news for the planet

Paris Climate Accord NDCs and Net Zero Pledges |  At COP21, commonly referred to as the Paris Climate Accord, nations sent representatives to pledge greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction targets (also known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs). At the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), national dignitaries […]

Permanent ban on new coal mines and other sustainability priorities

Strategies for mitigating climate change |  What are the best strategies for mitigating global warming? How is the United States going to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions? Carbon pricing? The Green New Deal? Here's a brief list of sustainability priorities that the United States should implement in order to avoid contributing to the most […]

Shortfall in International GHG Reduction Pledges

Is the World Going to Meet its Climate Targets? There is a substantial shortfall between GHG emission reduction pledges that almost 200 countries have made, and global climate reality. Worldwide, almost 200 countries have set climate targets - independently, and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCCC* have recommended targets. The international pledges are known as […]

The UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties |  World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, from almost 200 nations, assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UNFCCC members assess international progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change. Members also negotiate protocols and treaties between countries, further addressing […]

Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

Decoupling Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as a striving for economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations, will still reach full potential and economic growth; and perhaps achieve even greater success, by following sustainable practices. Economic growth for companies can be achieved while simultaneously lowering a company's carbon footprint, […]